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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: markosity1973
The problem I have with gay characters is that they're very seldom done well.
They're either overly flamboyant *jazzhands* GAY *jazzhands* or they would be well done except that someone has to bring up the fact that they are gay at least once in every episode lest the audience forget they're *jazzhands* GAY *jazzhands*.
The gay part of the character is seldom ever a simple fact of life like heterosexuality is for everyone else which, in order to really do the character right, that's all it should be. John goes home to Jane, and Steve goes home to Simon.
originally posted by: AMPTAH
originally posted by: MarkOfTheV
I think it's clear that the media is really forcing a lot of this on us... it seems to affect EVERYONE.
Do you think it's just the media? Is it an agenda? Or is the media just perceiving the public, and then feeding them what they inherently crave?
Yes. There's an agenda. The media is "told what to say". So, it's not really the media as you know it. It's about who is controlling the media behind the scenes.
The faces of the people you see in the media, are just "the presenters."
Hollywood is "required" to put gay and lesbian scenes into every production coming out of the movie and tv industry today.
If they don't, they don't get funding for the production.
It's a long term agenda, I discusses this on ATS elsewhere.
Basically, we are rapidly moving towards "re-engineering" biological life, and need to "destroy" all the "preconceptions" people have about themselves, what it means to be human, what is life, etc...to remove the "bias" and "prejudice" that has built up through millennia of thinking like heterosexual mates on this planet. It is the real reason that gays are told they can't accept "civil unions" as good enough for partnerships, but it must be called "marriage", using the same term heterosexuals use..etc..to "destroy" the meaning of the word "marriage"..and attack the religious foundations of "life" on this planet...because we will be creating our own life soon!
Three gay men say they have gained legal recognition as the first "polyamorous family" in Colombia, where same-sex marriages were legalised last year. "We wanted to validate our household... and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family," said one of the men, actor Victor Hugo Prada, in a video published by Colombian media on Monday. He said he and his two partners, sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez, signed legal papers with a solicitor in the city of Medellin, establishing them as a family unit with inheritance rights. "This establishes us as a family, a polyamorous family. It is the first time in Colombia that has been done." Lawyer and gay rights activist German Rincon Perfetti said there are many three-person unions in Colombia but this was the first one to be legally recognised. "It is a recognition that other types of family exist," he told AFP. A ruling by the constitutional court in April 2016 made Colombia the fourth South American country to definitively legalise same-sex marriage, after Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. www.telegraph.co.uk... 13 JUNE 2017
A businesswoman, a female dentist and a female administrative manager have managed to turn the idea of a traditional Brazilian family on its head, after recently making their relationship official before a notary in Rio de Janeiro. “We are a family and our union is the product of our love for one another,” said the businesswoman in an interview with the O Globo daily “I am going to get pregnant and we are preparing for this, including looking at it in financial terms. This legalization [of the union] is a way to prevent the baby, and us, from being left unprotected by the law,” one of the three brides told the press. The union marked the second time that a trio has tied the knot under Brazil’s 2003 civil unions law, which has paved the way for legal recognition of same-sex partnerships. In 2012, two females – a cashier and an administrative assistant – decided to formalize their union with a male architect in São Paulo. The three women, who have lived together for the past three years, signed a document that recognizes them as a family, establishes a prenuptial agreement, and gives them rights to make medical decisions for one another should any of them get sick. According to the notary filing, they have agreed to allow the businesswoman to become pregnant through artificial insemination. The baby will take their three surnames. The brides also signed three wills that divide up their personal holdings in case of death. elpais.com...
originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
a reply to: MarkOfTheV
Star and Flag for "Coffee Talk".
I've definitely noticed an uptick in Double Entendre, though not so much in my day to day real world interactions, but definitely on the internet, and subsequently in my own mental conversations internally.
In the first instance (visually) it ranges from friendly banter insults and brotherly camaraderie to more blatantly competitive innuendo emphasizing or highlighting male fertility prowess - both instances decidedly male pastimes - but now more "out in the open" in mixed levels of polite company.
As a woman, it's someone unusual to look at or reference something innocuous and immediately have the "little voice" inside my mind make it a blunt sexual context. I find it slightly annoying, and immediately push the though out of my head because sadly, like most of the more recent resurgence of sexual or crass humor, it's not even remarkably funny in any context when too frequent, overdone or incessantly repetitious. It's a stupid repetition of junior high school humor, and these days I'm just too old for that.
There are also are so many fnords in advertising and design that hearken to the male genitalia anyway.
Don't get me started on Fire Hydrants or Domed Capitol Buildings.
I accidentally just made a double entendre right there!
GOD DAMN IT.
Oh wait....I must just have a really filthy split-mind.
Sorry about that....I was once naive and more fun at parties.
But hey, if you think our culture is really making a big deal about human sexuality, I hear there are some Frescos and Bas Relief carvings in Ancient Temples out that would put the majority of our internet meanderings to shame.
Oh Humanity, don't ever change.
originally posted by: Nyiah
OP's been oblivious, living under a rock. He/she missed all the "touching tips" (fingertips, we're girls) jokes my friends and I did in the '90s. And all the corny food jokes relating to the genitals, be it at home or out to eat. A side dish with peas still in the pod, man, think about that one. Just don't go fondling in the restaurant And green beans with the right shape can be extremely amusing, little people sex beads!